Hi all I’m a newbie to the 10r and am loving it so far.
I’ve had 1000’s before so am not a novice when it comes to tuning etc. But I’ve just got my 04 that has a mss headers to akra can,pc3 and that’s about it. Now I’ve got it booked in at mss to have a custom set up and am wondering.
1- is a TRE worth fitting as I’ve read so many conflicting reports about this
2- is it with the hassle of removing the secondary butterlflies?
stock gen 1 head pipes did not have those balance tubes connecting 1-2 and 3-4. lots of opinions on tre fitment, cheap mod i like on stk engines. plenty of opinions on removing sec flies, gen 1 i pull them.
I put a TRE on my 1st Gen and didn't like it, so I removed it. But it's just personal preference. Not a hassle to remove the butterflies, just a little involved. There are some threads about it here on the site
Tre, if your going to get the bike dynoed, if you ride your bike mainly road and through spring and autumn i would leave the secondaries in, removing just gives a little uptop, but the biggest down side is cold starting, the secondaries are essential for auto choke. Those headers are custom pipe made locally by a fabricator for MSS, if its performance you want yes there better than stock headers.
Yeah mike. I assumed they were just arrow/akra headers etc that mss used. No one seems to have an answer
They are most definetely not arrow or Akro, they have been manufactured close to arrow speks but the materiel is different i had a set of those headers here for a while, there dimensions on the balance pipes are different sizes from Arrow (almost pointless) & the steel they use is a lower quality. I have asked a few people who it they use and to be honest it could be anybody its not hard to manufacture systems its the design thats hard but here they are almost copying a known design thats works well. I don't know why you need to know, there is a much better system used on that bike from the day (if your not restricted by stock rules) if its modifications then anybody can. Let us know what your hoping for, BSD have a good system man close to them as well.